Community Events


Blue Mound Quilters will meet for their Christmas party at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at the Luverne Pizza Ranch in the small party room. Bring a fat quarter for a Christmas exchange and your finished challenge in a brown bag.

Springwater Township Board will meet at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the new township hall.

Rock County Township Association Annual meeting will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in the Rock County Library. All townships are encouraged to have representation at this meeting.

Blue Mound Cemetery Association Christmas Party will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the home of Dick and Dolly Remme.

Sanford Luverne Pink Ladies will meet for a potluck lunch at noon Monday, Dec. 10, in the Sanford Luverne Blue Mound meeting room. Bring a dish to share and your own tableware. Call 507-283-2297 with questions.

Lady Luverne Red Hats Christmas party will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at The Bluestem in Luverne. RSVP to Connie at 283-8470 by Dec. 8.

Narcotics Anonymous meets at a new time: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays in the basement of St. Catherine Catholic Rectory, 203 E. Brown St., Luverne. Use east door. Call 507-220-0137 with questions.

Hardwick Goal Seekers meet every Monday in Hardwick City Hall for the purpose of support and encouragement for weight loss journeys. Weigh-in begins at 6 p.m., and the meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Call Glenda, 449-0568, with questions.

Women’s Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Mondays in the United Methodist Church.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays in the United Methodist Church, Luverne. Call 605-321-4324.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 8 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday in Runals Memorial Hall, Edgerton. Call Naomi, 507-215-2956.


Bell ringers needed

The Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign is looking for individuals or groups to ring the bell this holiday season for 2-hour shifts between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at either Teal’s or Shopko. The campaign is through Dec. 24. Call or text Carrie at 507-220-8897 or go to to sign up at either location (for Teals’s: or for Shopko: All money raised stays in Rock County.


Hospice ‘Tree of Lights’ Nov. 29

The Luverne Hospice “Tree of Lights” lighting ceremony is set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the corner of Main Street and Highway 75.

The Adrian ceremony is at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Adrian Fire Hall. The Hills ceremony is at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Tuff Village.

Call the Hospice office at 283-1805 with questions.


Cattlemen: register for BQA/TQA training by Nov. 30

BQA/TWA training for all cattlemen is Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Take 16 brewery in Luverne. Registration is at 6 p.m. with a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10, with free admission for Rock-Nobles Cattlemen’s Association members. RSVP by Nov. 30 to Rock Vet Clinic at or call 507-283-9524.


Register by Nov. 30 for bus trip dinner theater 

Luverne Community Ed is trying a new venue for a dinner theatre bus trip. Enjoy Daytrippers Dinner Theatre (located near the Mall of America) presenting “Ain’t Retirement Grand” on Sunday, Dec. 9.  Fee is $85.  Register by Nov. 30 by calling Community Education office at 507-283-4724.


Luverne Middle/High School concert Dec. 7

The Luverne Middle/High School choir concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in the high school gym. The sixth-grade choir, seventh/eighth-grade choir, ninth/tenth grade girls’ choir and high school concert choir will perform music of the season. Admission is a freewill donation to the Luverne BackPack Program.


Christmas Cantata foodshelf benefit Dec. 8

The Carnegie Minstrels choir and orchestra will present the Community Christmas Cantata, “Let There Be Christmas,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the American Reformed Church in Luverne. The event is a benefit for the Rock County Foodshelf. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for age 12 and under.


Luverne Street Music students present ‘Sounds of Christmas’

The Luverne Street Music students will present “The Sounds of Christmas” Dec. 8 at the Palace Theatre. Show times are 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Cost is a freewill offering.


Hardwick Santa Claus Day Dec. 8

Hardwick Community Club will host Santa Claus Day from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Hardwick Legion Hall.

Jim Oliver will kick off the free event at 2 p.m. with a puppet show. From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. will be a cupcake walk, make and take crafts and cookie decorating. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be available for pictures from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

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